Balmy summer highs expected throughout the weekend
The Local · 20 Aug 2010, 17:20
Published: 20 Aug 2010 17:20 GMT+02:00
Late summer high-pressure system “Fred” will bring plenty of sunshine to Germany on Saturday, with only a few showers on the northern coast and thunderstorms in the Alps, DWD meteorologist Thomas Ruppert said in a statement.
But by by late Sunday a low-pressure front called “Angelika” is expected to deliver widespread rain showers and a few powerful thunderstorms.
“But have no fear, it won’t be really cold, the daily highs will remain summery and even hot in the south and southwest,” Ruppert said.
Saturday’s highs will range between 25 and 30 degrees Celsius, though coastal areas should expect slightly cooler temperatures. Only the Alps are likely to see rainfall, with a few light showers late in the day.
Overnight northern Germany could see thunderstorms, but the rest of the country will likely be clear and dry.
Sunday will dawn pleasant and dry in southern Germany, but rain is likely in other regions. Still, temperatures will range between 25 and 30 degrees, and around 20 degrees along the northern coast.
Rain will likely continue overnight and into Monday and into Tuesday morning, which could be foggy, but temperatures will again be a pleasant 25 to 30 degrees, the DWD said.